Intelligent media asset management

Using the media asset management in the Smart Media Creator editing system - SMC - you can manage your media just as intelligently as your texts. Media objects are subject to the same mechanisms and functions as other content modules.

Convenient management of your media objects

To enable you to manage your media as efficiently as your texts, the Media Asset Management contains the following standard functions:

  • Versioning
  • Workflow
  • Translation management
  • Metadata management
  • Filtering
  • Search
  • Usage lists

Intelligent media asset management starts right from the upload

When uploading the media assets in the Smart media creator defined conversion processes can be used. For example, several "derivatives" of a PhotoShop file can be generated automatically for different applications:

  • Thumbnails for overviews
  • RGB images for use in interactive media
  • High-resolution versions for offset printing

The conversion processes can be grouped together and configured by means of the editing system's user interface. Advantage: Conversions that require significant computation resources are only carried out during check-in and updating, and are not repeated each time media is produced. This makes the production of output media extremely fast.

Possible types of media in the Media Asset Management

What would media management be if it could only manage static images and graphics? Certainly not up to date. For this reason, we are continually extending the media management to include new media assets. A few examples are listed below:

  • Raster-based formats: JPEG, TIFF, PNG, EPS, JPG, PDF, GIF (animated or static)
  • Vector-based formats: SVG, EPS, PDF
  • Moving-image formats: SWF, FLV, MP4, Adobe Edge Animate
  • Extensions in the support of videos: webm, ogg, mp4, WebVTT-compatible text tracks